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Discourse functions of the active-passive dichotomy in English

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University of Florida
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  • English Language -- Voice ( Lcsh )
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  • Linguistics

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Discourse functions of the active-passive dichotomy in English DISCOURSE FUNCTIONS OF THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE DICHOTOMY IN ENGLISH BY DOUGLAS WELLS COLEMAN A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1982 Copyright 1982 by Douglas Wells Coleman To Lucy ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank the members of my supervisory committee for their guidance and criticisms. They are Dr. William J. Sullivan, Dr. Jean Casagrande, Dr. Chauncey C. Chu, and Dr. Ralph Selfridge. Others who deserve thanks for their comments, questions, and suggestions include Dr. Ira Fischler (UF), and Dr. John Albertini and Dr. Gerald Berent (National Technical Institute for the Deaf). For volunteering their classes for participation in the psycho- linguistic experiment in Chapter 9, I wish to thank Abdu Benhallam, Dr. Haig Der-Houssikian, Pat Sivinski, Margaret MacDonald, Charles Hall, Dr. Roger Thompson, Dr. Robert Hammond, Zayra Camacho, Dr. Donald Dew, Dr. Howard Rothman, Lillian Huang (University of Florida), Larry Arthur, Sam Holcomb, Barbara Ray Holcomb (National Technical Institute for the Deaf). iv TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION PART I: FORMALIZATIONS OF THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE RELATIONSHIP CHAPTER 1: 'MAINSTREAM* TRANSFORMATIONALIST FORMALIZATIONS OF THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE RELATIONSHIP UP TO AND INCLUDING CHOMSKY'S ASPECTS (1965) Notes CHAPTER 2: FORMALIZATIONS IN THE WAKE OF ASPECTS Notes CHAPTER 3: THE 'EXTENDED STANDARD THEORY' (EST) FORMALIZATION Notes CHAPTER 4: 'ALTERNATIVE' TRANSFORMATIONAL FORMALIZATIONS Case Grammar Relational Grammar Lexical ist Theory Notes CHAPTER 5: FORMALIZATION OF THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE RELATIONSHIP IN STRATIFICATIONAL LINGUISTICS PART II: Notes THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE DICHOTOMY Page iv vii 1 CHAPTER 6: CONDITIONED

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